Eastern Box Turtle
He had a fracture of the carapace or upper shell that started at his tail and ran up the middle of his back for nearly two inches. The gap between the two halves of the shell above the tail was over half an inch wide. His tail was nearly severed, and the fracture crossed the spinal column at its endpoint. The wound was flushed with a diluted Betadine solution before the carapace was wired together. A surgical dressing Tegaderm covered the injury and antibiotics was begun.
Four months after he was admitted, the finders picked him up to release Spanky back home in Owen County. You can see from the pictures he regained the use of his tail and hind limbs; his shell mended nicely as well.